Last Friday, Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha members visited Gateway Technical College to do hands-on learning activities as part of a Wellness Fair field trip.

Dozens of GTC students prepared lessons for kids and led small groups in an activity related to their discipline.

Nursing students taught members about germs, sanitation and healthy eating. Barbering students helped kids cut hair on mannequins and led a shaving station using balloons. Vet techs taught kids the behaviors of dogs and how to approach them.

Cosmetology students gave manicures, and the physical therapist assistant program students conducted several exercises and fitness-related games with the kids. Members also got dental exams and fluoride treatments.

“The club has partnered with Gateway Technical College on this Wellness Fair for more than 12 years in an effort to get youth to think about their overall wellness,” said Chanice Lohman, youth services coordinator at the Boys & Girls Club. “The fair has been a creative way to get youth to think about careers in health care as well. It’s a great event that we love being a part of.”

“The excitement of the annual Boys and Girls Club Wellness Fair brings a new energy to the Gateway Kenosha campus,” said Gateway Technical College President and CEO Bryan Albrecht. “We are proud to partner with our community to bring career awareness and lifelong knowledge and skills to the participating club students.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha is a youth guidance organization dedicated to promoting health, social, educational, vocational, cultural, character and leadership development. The club helps youth improve their lives by building skills, values and self-esteem. For more information, visit www.BGCKenosha.org/donate.

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